This classic by Edgar Allan Poe was my 8th in the Back to the Classics Challenge I'm participating in this year. This was my 19th Century Classic.
I normally really enjoy Poe, even though he is a dark writer. However this was so tame for him that I found myself not enjoying it. In fact I'm not really sure what the point of the story was aside from a small game of cat and mouse. The other point may be that an average person is better at detective work than detectives. I really don't know.
The positive notes are that it was well written and did have some interesting arguments about psychology and life that were thought provoking.
I really don't have much else to say about this short story because it was bland on the whole, at least to me.
Maybe 2.5 stars for this one.